Knee braces can be extremely useful in managing and preventing knee injuries. There are different types of knee braces; Hinged, Compression sleeves, Wraparounds, Bands/Straps, Popliteal braces, Patella braces, and the list goes on and on. So, choosing the right knee brace for your needs could be a little overwhelming. Let's review two different types of knee braces and how they can benefit you.
Compression sleeves are support braces that can be very useful for mild to moderate knee pain as well as arthritis. One of the main features of this type of support brace is that it provides valuable compression, increases blood flow and reduces pain thereby increasing the ability to perform at your best during training and sporting events. It also helps decrease pain from regular day-to-day movement and can fit right under your clothing for daily comfort. Knee compression sleeves are also beneficial for post workout because they aid in recovery by helping reduce swelling and minimize pain.
Knee bands can be very useful for runners. It helps ease knee pain from running activities as well as patellar tendonitis (also known as jumper's knee). Knee bands/straps are designed to apply a comfortable and effective pressure on the knee to help alleviate pain. They are also easy to put on and it fits comfortably under clothing.
Whether you are involved in team/individual sporting activities, fitness/gym workouts, mountain climbing, walking, running or riding sports, general outdoor sports or most sporting activities, you might need knee braces at some point. If you'd like to learn more about what knee brace might be right for you, visit our collection of knee braces to learn more.